With summer coming to a close, back-to school is near—maybe it’s even already started in your area. Back-to-school shopping is often done on a tight budget, but you don’t have to sacrifice your precious beauty products! These five beauty basics deliver on performance without sacrificing on quality (or too much cash). These are must-haves that you’ll love, even on the tightest of beauty budgets!
Vaseline Total Moisture Aloe Fresh Body Lotion
In a recent survey, 80% of consumers who have tried Vaseline in the past reported that the improved Vaseline Total Moisture is better than the old lotion. Count me in! I love this lightweight and freshly-scented body lotion for making my skin feel healthy and hydrated without any stickiness or residue. Total Moisture Aloe Fresh quickly absorbs into my skin for long-lasting skin hydration that lasts all day. $3.99
SIMPLE Replenishing Rich Moisturizer
As one of my newest (and most favorite) budget beauty basics, SIMPLE Replenishing Moisturizer hydrates my facial skin all day—without any fragrance, dyes, or harsh irritants. With Pro-Vitamin B5, this softens my skin and restores its moisture balance. $10.99
TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray
This salon-quality hair spray sets volume and adds all-day control to my hairstyles without looking stiff. Even better, it resists humidity, which is a finished hairstyle’s worst enemy. Great hair products don’t have to cost a fortune! $4.49
St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub
This tried and true skincare classic recently received a new paraben and sulfate-free formula, and is still one of the most affordable and effective natural facial exfoliants on the market. If you’re looking for something to brighten your complexion, but not bring your wallet down, St. Ives Apricot Scrub is just as good as ever! $3.99
Dove Clinical Protection Antiperspirant/Deodorant in Original Clean
With as hot as it still is, you would never think we’re going to head into fall, so I’m still in desperate need of an antiperspirant and deodorant that can handle this climate and my body chemistry. With the maximum level of active ingredients and Dove’s blend of moisturizers, I feel like this protects me from excess wetness without irritating my skin, while keeping me smelling fresh. $7.99
What are a few of your personal budget beauty favorites?